Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Christmas is a family holiday where no one should stay home alone.  That's why the entire family usually meets at the Christmas dinner table and if someone lives alone, they are invited over by friends or neighbors.  The festive dinner is followed by the special moment that children look forward to all year long - unwrapping the presents from under the tree that were left there by Baby Jesus.  On Christmas Eve, Baby Jesus enters each home when the children are either asleep or occupied.  He lights the candles on the tree as well before disappearing without being seen just before the Christmas bell rings.  When children hear that bell ringing they all rush to the Christmas tree, their smiles wide with delight!  Christmas carols are then usually sung under the lit Christmas tree and at midnight the family attends midnight mass.